November 15, 2013 
STH Calendar
STH Weekly Worship
Office of Spiritual Life
Roundtable Worship
Vocation Vacation
Social Science & Religion Network Seminar
"Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa: A Bridge too Far?"
The Center for Practical Theology Presents the 6th Annual Lecture Series
Luncheon Panel with Elaine Graham & Bryan Stone
BU Inner Strength Gospel Choir Fall Concert
Thanksgiving Lunch for Students
STH Worship Team Needs Your Help
2014 STH Class Gift Campaign
Travel Seminar to Russia
New Travel Seminar TF-808

STH Calendar
STH Weekly Worship 
 Worship to God
11:10am - 12:00pm
Marsh Chapel

November 20
Worship with
Bishop Peter Storey

November 27


Office of Spiritual Life  

Daily Morning Prayer

Monday - Thursday

8:30am - 8:50am

Muelder Chapel 343

Start your day with a centered pause in the heart of community, at Morning Prayer in Muelder Chapel. 
All traditions, prayer styles, and personalities are most welcomed! Would you like to lead from your own tradition? Just contact Lindsay Popper
Debbie O'Driscoll 
 to volunteer, and to receive more information.
 that you may have hosted on your website

Roundtable Worship   

Wednesday, November 20
Muelder Chapel, STH 343


Join us for prayers of reconciliation, songs of hope, an agape meal, and conversation grounded in the discovery of the integrity and worth of every voice. May we listen for understanding and speak the truth in love, as we are present with one another. Questions? Please contact Haley Jones at
Vocation Vacation 

March 8 - 15, 2014 


Applications for the trip will be available starting



November 20th,  

and are due by  

December 13th.   

Students who attended one of the Interest Meetings will receive an application electronically, and the application will also be in next week's Collegium. 


Click here

to see the tentative itinerary for the trip.

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Social Science & Religion Network Seminar   

 Monday, November 18

3:30 - 5:00pm

CURA Institue 

10 Lenox Street 


You're invited to the next Social Science & Religion Network Seminar.


Dr. Jeremy Menchik (International Relations)
"After Secularization: Third Generation Research on Religion and Politics"

The study of religion and politics is in the midst of a rebuilding period. As secularization theory is increasingly disputed, if not completely repudiated, the "religious economies" school is taking its place as the dominant approach.

All submissions for the Collegium must be sent to the Office of Community Life & Lifelong Learning  ( by noon on Wednesdaysin order to appear in the next edition. Please include the title of your event, the date, the time, and the location as well as a brief description of your event.
"Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa:
A Bridge too Far?"
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
5:00pm - 6:30pm 
STH Oxnam Room (B-24) 

Featuring Dr. Peter Storey

Peter Storey is a South African Methodist clergy and former President of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, the South African Council of Churches and the Williams Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke University Divinity School.

Dr. Storey's 40 year ministry in South Africa was defined by sustained op-position to the infamous apartheid government and its oppressive racist policies. Read more...

Sponsored by the Religion and Conflict Transformation Program


The Center for Practical Theology Presents the 6th Annual Lecture Series
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 
5:30pm  - reception 
6:00pm dinner & lecture
George Sherman Union
Back Court, 1st Floor
"Jews, Pagans, Sceptics and Emperors: Public Theology as Christian Apologetics."

Elaine L. Graham is the Grosvenor Research Professor at the  University of Chester. She was until October 2009 the  Samuel Ferguson Professor of Social and Pastoral Theology at the University of Manchester. 


Graham holds a BSc (Social Science) (Hons) in sociology and economic history (1980) from the University of Bristol, an MA in social and pastoral theology from the University of Manchester (1988) and a PhD entitled "The Implications of Theories of Gender for Christian Pastoral Practice and Theological Formulation" (1993), also from Manchester.


Luncheon Panel with Elaine Graham & Bryan Stone: "Popular Culture as Resource for Public Theology"
Thursday, November 21, 2013 
12:00pm - 1:30pm
STH Community Center
Hartman Rm. (B23) & Oxnam Rm. (B-24)
You are invited to attend a Luncheon Panel with Elaine Graham & Bryan Stone. This event is part of the 6th Annual Lecture Series hosted by the Center for Practical Theology.  Elaine Graham & Bryan Stone will start the discussion, then open it up for the audience to consider, "Popular Culture as Resource for Public Theology?"


BU Inner Strength Gospel Choir
Fall Concert
Friday, November 22, 2013
Marsh Chapel 
This comes to invite you to begin your "holiday season" by attending the annual fall concert featuring BU's Inner Strength Gospel Choir.  It promises to be an exciting and uplifting evening as the fifty or so students who make up this year's choir will demonstrate not only their musical talents but the underlying spirituality they hold in common despite the variety of backgrounds, nationalities, ethnicity - and in some cases, religions/faiths - which they represent.
The theme of this year's concert, "In Faithfulness", considers and suggests the two-way dimension of God's faithfulness towards us and our faithfulness towards God. Among the selections will be songs written by: Freda Battle; Leonard Gregory Burks; Edwin Hawkins; and Herbert S. Jones.

Admission: $10 in advance. 

Available via EventBrite at 


Thanksgiving Lunch for Students
Thursday, November 28, 2013

All International students and BU students are invited to attend a Free Thanksgiving lunch and an inter-cultural celebration.  Read more...


STH Worship Team Needs Your Help

The Worship Team is planning a liturgical arts display for Advent and we would love your contribution.  You will notice supplies in several locations around STH (community center, Muelder Chapel, etc) for you to help make "stars of wonder" origami.   


The fold instructions are included and are quite simple.  It can be a spiritual exercise to create these stars!  Once you make one (or many - we would love to have many!) place them in the bags provided and we will pick them up in due time.  Thank you!


2014 STH Class Gift Campaign

The Alumni Office is looking for an intern for the spring to work on the 2014 Class Gift.  


We are looking for someone who will:  

1) Assist in coordinating the class gift campaign  

2) Work with the class gift committee  

3) Assist with solicitations, written and verbal, for the class gift campaign  

4) Create marketing materials for the class gift campaign which may include producing a video  

5) Plan at least one event to promote the 2014 Class Gift.  


If you are interested let Jaclyn know by December 4. You can email her at


Jaclyn Jones (STH '06)

Alumni Relations Officer


Travel Seminar to Russia
Summer 2014

Dear STH students,


This coming summer, June 2 - 29, I will be leading a travel seminar to Russia. The class will bring students from the two countries and cultures of Russia and the United States for a theological exploration of ministries that are taking place in multiple settings. The history and politics of Ukraine, Russia and the USA and the relationship between these two countries will also be explored though not as primary subject matter. 


We estimate the cost of travel, lodging, food, and local transportation at $2500, and we hope to secure $1,500 in springboard funding for each student, in order to reduce that cost to $1,000 per person. These are all only preliminary estimates based on previous travel.  The cost of the travel seminar does not, of course, include tuition. 

I must know by December 1 if you are interested in taking this course, and will then send you an application. We'll need to secure visas and work quickly with our contact person at Russia Theological Seminary of the UMC in, Russia where we will be staying during most of the trip, and who will be guiding us in our study and travel. Though the class will be comprised of a total of 12 students, there are only 6 slots open for our students.

Thank you,
Dr. Pamela R. Lightsey (

Dr. Cristian de la Rosa (


New Travel Seminar TF-808 R1:
"Issues in Mission and Ministry: Rural Maine"
Spring 2014

This new travel seminar will use Maine as a case study to explore how churches and faith-based organizations in smaller towns and rural areas understand their missions and ministries in our unpredictable, rapidly changing era.

Led by Wanda Stahl and Elizabeth Parsons, the on location portion of the seminar will run from 19 - 26 May. Two mandatory pre-meetings and one post-meeting in Boston are also part of this course.

The seminar is only open to students who are not graduating in May 2014.

This course is being generously subsidized by Springboard funding and by the Center for Global Christianity and Mission. All participants must pay a $350 fee; their transportation to-from Portland, Maine where the travel begins; and a few meals along the way. So, total out of pocket costs per student should be approximately $450-$500. Contact Dr. Stahl at ( or Dr. Parsons ( for more information.